Jack Sullivan 

Updated Fall, 2013

Biology 483 - Mammalogy


Some Greek & Latin Word Roots.

Lecture 1: Introduction to Mammals. Notes Slides.

Reeder et al. (2007).

Lecture 2: Origin of Mammals. Notes Slides.

Luo et al. (2002). A landmark paper on Cynodont phylogeny.

Rowe (1988). The argument for a crown-group definition of Mammalia.

Ruta et al. (2013). A very recent paper that uses my preferred definition of Mammalia.

O'Leary et al. (2013). This paper argues that placental mammals did not diversify until after the dinosaur extinction at the end of the Cretaceous. (I think they're wrong, and the reasons are presented here.)

Lecture 3: Mesozoic Mammals and Monotremes. Notes Slides.

Hu et al. (2005).

Luo (2007).

Rich et. al (1997).

Luo et. al (2011).

Lecture 4A - Mammalian Diversity: Metatherians: Notes Slides.

Lecture 4B - Mammalian Diversity: Eutheria: Notes Slides Study Guide.

Lecture 5 - The Disparity in Diversity between Eutherians and Metatherians: Notes Slides.

Lillegraven et al. (1987).

Lecture 6 - Dentition: Notes Slides.

Lecture 7 - The Nature of Mammalian Species: Notes Slides.

Hoisington-Lopez et al. (2012). A paper that discusses species delimitation in cases of allopatry.

Lecture 8 - Evolution of Ear Ossicles: Notes Slides.

Lecture 9 - Locomotion I: Flight: Notes Slides.

Lecture 10 - Locomotion II: Functional Morphology: Notes Slides.

Lecture 11 - Locomotion III: Types of Locomotion: Notes Slides.

Lecture 12 - Reproduction I: General Patterns and Placentation: Notes Slides.

Lecture 13 - Reproduction II: Morphology, Cycles, and Life History: Notes Slides.

Fisher et al. (2013).

Lecture 14 - Social Behavior I: Degrees of Sociality: Notes Slides.

Lecture 15 - Social Behavior II: Evolution: Notes Slides.

Lecture 16 - Mammalian Population Genetics: Notes Slides.

Lecture 17 - Thermoregulation: Notes Slides.

Lecture 18 - Water Balance: Notes Slides.

Lab 1: Mammalian Anatomy.

Lab 2: Monotremes, Marsupials, Insectivora, Xenarthra.

Lab 3: Systematics.

Rich & Kilpatrick (1996).

Dokucheav (1997).

Simmons (2008).

Grading Scheme for Lab Report.

Lab 4: Chiroptera, Dermoptera, Scandentia, Primates.

Lab 5: Rodents I - Hystricognaths, Aplodontids and Sciurids.

Helgen et al. 2009.

Lab 6: Rodents II - Castorids, Dipodids, Geomyids, Heteromyids, & Murids.

Lab 7: Population Biology.

Grading Scheme for Lab Report.

Study Guide for Lab Midterm.

Lab 8: Lagomorphs & Aftrotheria.

Lab 9: Carnivora.

Lab 10: Perissodactyla and Cetartiodactyla.

Old Exam 1.

Old Exam 2.

Old Final.